Epoxy Asphalt is an extremely durable pavement typically used on long span bridges with orthrotropic steel decks. It is also used for very durable overlays (as thin as ¾ inch or 19 mm) on concrete decks.
Epoxy Asphalt’s first major installation and longest service life is on the San Mateo Bridge in Northern California, where it is still in use after 46 years. Its heaviest use is on the Bay Bridge between Oakland and San Francisco where traffic counts are 280,000 daily vehicles over 10 lanes. The Bay Bridge overlay is 19 mm and has lasted 37 years.
Epoxy Asphalt is a thermoset polymer unlike regular and polymer modified asphalt binders, the latter of which are thermoplastics. It does not melt, does not rut or shove and is many times stronger than normal asphalts. It offers 3-4 orders of magnitude improved fatigue resistance (won't crack under repeated flexing).
Epoxy Asphalt is placed with standard asphalt paving equipment and plants. Epoxy Asphalt is manufactured by ChemCo Systems in Redwood City CA (www.chemcosystems.com).